Money to Burn by Ricardo Piglia

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Based on original reports and witness statements, Money To Burn tells the story of a gang of bandits who raided a bank in downtown Buenos Aires. They escaped with millions of dollars in cash but six weeks later found themselves surrounded by 300 military police, journalists and TV cameras.
 

About Ricardo Piglia

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Ricardo Piglia currently lives in Argentina and is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories, for which he won the Casa de las Am?ricas Prize. Artificial Respiration is his first book in English. His other books have been translated into Portuguese, French, Italian, and German. Daniel Balderston is Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University and author of Out of Context: Historical Reference and the Representation of Reality in Borges, also published by Duke University Press. Amanda Hopkinson is the director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia, England.
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Granta Books. 200 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Further levels of both interest and irony are added by the thieves’ insistence that they are honorable revolutionaries (“We’re Peronist activists, exiles, fighting for the General’s [i.e., exiled dictator Juan Peron’s] return”) and by the public outcry created when gang members trapped in a surro...

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Piglia, one of Argentina's best-known contemporary writers (Absent City ;

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